We were asked by a client to make a product that would deal to headlice and nits (the eggs), and after a lot of research we came up with this lotion. We avoided using tea tree oil as it can be a hormone disrupter in pre-pubescent boys, but the cocktail of essential oils we use sends the lice packing. The coconut oil smothers them, while the cider vinegar dissolves the glue which attaches the nits to the hair, stopping secondary infestation. The coconut and neem oils are good for the hair too.
Apply liberally to scalp and hair, cover with a shower cap and leave at least 20 minutes. Comb hair through with metal nit comb. Wash hair as usual. Repeat after 7 days if necessary.
Made with: Organic Cider Vinegar infused with Titoki leaves, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Cetearyl and Sorbitan olivate (emulsifiers), Beeswax, Neem Oil, Essential Oils of Aniseed, Oregano and Cinnamon Leaf.